At The Motley Fool, we know our readers like to be informed. Here's a quick look at today's most relevant financial news, boiled down to what you need to know. In today's video, we cover the following:

  • Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), along with five other tech leaders, agreed to a new deal on privacy policies pertaining to mobile applications.
  • DryShips (Nasdaq: DRYS) underdelivers on earnings, but a backlog of drilling contracts should help the company as the industry suffers from a glut of ships and weak pricing.
  • VIVUS (Nasdaq: VVUS) gets support from an FDA panel for its new prescription weight-loss drug, Qnexa, which could lead to full FDA approval for the drug. 

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